Clean and crisp

Clean and crisp

Smithton’s laundrette has been revamped. 

In the heart of Beattie Place, the laundrette has serviced Circular Head for more than three decades. 

Owner Wendy Beattie started the business back in 1988 with no more than two dryers and two machines. 

Since then she has expanded the services, recently renovating and adding a new double stack dryer and front load washer able to carry up to 14 kilograms and accommodate for queen size bedding. The new machines complement two existing front loaders and two top loaders. 

No need to worry about rummaging for spare change with eftpos facilities available on the new machines. 

New floor coverings brighten the space and a built-in folding table provides convenience plus there is seating for while you wait. 

Used by locals and visitors alike, Wendy says the service is always buzzing. 

“In the summer, locals use the machines because of the lack of water,” she says. 

“Then in the winter the dryers are going non-stop.” 

The laundrette at 32a Smith Street, Smithton is part of the larger complex, Beattie Place. 

Developed by Wendy in 1985, the complex has homed various businesses over the years, facing onto both Emmett and Smith streets. 

The House of Style started by Dean Vincent, is now Cindy Poke’s E-FX while Belle Body and Soul was once Elayne Blake’s florist and before that a children’s clothes shop, Scallyrags. 

The Smith Street offices were once Atkinson Gibson Accounting and AMP for many years, now home to Glynn Lawyers, Strategic Insurance Services and McCormack Financial Services. 

Wendy wishes to thank all those involved in seeing the upgrades to fruition, including Kevin Hoare for coordinating. 

Call into the laundrette, open seven days a week, between 8am to 6pm. 

Owned by Wendy Beattie, the laundrette in Smithton has new washers ready to use. Picture: Ashleigh Force.